Our Build Process
We offer a FREE no obligation consultation and site inspection for the Builder to assess your block of land.
We’ll provide you with a base house price to work within your budget.
We’ll also provide you with a copy of our standard inclusions to outline what’s included in the base house price.
Deposit $1500 to move to the Tender stage and allow us to engage a geotechnical engineer to determine the soil classification requirements & a registered surveyor to map out the lay of the land allowing the house to be accurately positioned on the block.
Deposit $1500 to move to the quote letter stage and allow us to engage a geotechnical engineer to determine the soil classification requirements & a registered surveyor to map out the lay of the land allowing the house to be accurately positioned on the block. Let us know any upgrades you might also like in addition to the standard inclusions and we’ll add these to the new home proposal.
When you are happy and ready to proceed, you’ll sign the Contract with Firth Co Construction.
You’ll pay the balance of deposit (5% of the Contract amount minus the deposit amount already paid)
We’ll arrange for the construction plans to be drawn.
We will lodge your plans to council.
Any additional changes after this point may affect Council approval and can cause delays, additional costs and delay progress.
We’ll arrange for appointments with our preferred tile supplier, interior designer & electrical consultation.
On completion of the colour selection we’ll obtain your covenant approval if required.
Once your building approval is received, there may be conditions which need to be met prior to commencing on site. A variation to contract will be raised if this is the case to update all documentation including plans.
A construction certificate or complying development certificate is issued to verify that the proposed works comply with the appropriate Australian Standards, Council policies, development consent and the Building Code of Australia. We’ll need you to forward a copy to your lender to issue the Authority to Commence Construction.
We’ll provide the final construction plans, contract and any variations for you to do a final check over as these will be the documents that outline the construction of your new home.
We’ll now co-ordinate the orders to be issued to all the trades and suppliers to book your site start date. We’ll also forecast an approximate handover date.
David Firth will arrange to meet with you on your site start date to explain the process in more depth.
Your house will begin construction, progressing to 5 key stages at which a ‘Progress Payment’ is due under the building contract. Those 5 stages are ‘Base’, ‘Frame’, ‘Enclosed’, ‘Fixing’ and ‘Handover’. We’ll need you to make progress payments within 7 days from the invoice date excluding the final handover payment which will need to be made on or prior to handover.
When Construction is complete, the building certifier will perform a final building inspection to ensure the property construction is completed, meets the required standards and that specified in the Construction Certificate/Complying Development Certificate.
We’ll arrange to meet on site 2 weeks prior to handover to complete what is called the Practical Completion. This is where you’ll accompany David Firth to walk through the house to ensure everything is completed and note down any minor defects to be rectified prior to handover.
Handover day! You are now move in ready.
Be sure to contact us if you find any security or safety issues after having moved in and we’ll be sure to tend to these straight away.
Firth Co Construction offers a 12 month maintenance period where we ask that any maintenance items are noted down for these items to be completed 12 months after the handover of your new home.